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Did you ever have a Dapper Dan doll when you were little? You know, the doll where you learned how to tie, snap, button, buckle and zip? Well, Amy had one when she was little and still has it today, and it inspired us to come up with a new design for the classic dress-me doll. Enter the Dress Myself Monster Doll! Our version is both fun to make and fun to play with. You can really use your imagination and combine a variety of fabrics and prints. We stuck with classic stripes and polka dots along with our own Crossroads Denim. When you've unbuttoned the outer vest you are greeted by a second vest that is snapped. We used a thin vinyl for this piece, as it is easy to install the snaps on, however you could use a heavier cotton, such as denim, or another fabric that doesn't need to be finished. Under the second vest is a belt with a buckle and loops and a heart on a string that velcros in place. Of course, the monster needs to have shoes! These tie shoes are made of vinyl with grommets installed. For the ties themselves we used ribbon. If you are wary of working with vinyl, you could always another material that doesn't need finishing, such as felt. Let's not forget about the mouth! When unzipped the monster has a tongue that can flap out, and then be rolled back in. This contest is now closed.